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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

The President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (The Council), after much learning, reflection and listening, has written a Draft Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy for feedback from the York Community. This Draft EDI Strategy reflects York University’s long-standing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and aims to lead to further development of equitable, diverse and inclusive communities, creating a place where everyone feels they belong. 

Read the Draft EDI Strategy

The Draft EDI Strategy is the culmination of the collaborative efforts of the President’s Advisory Council on EDI. 
We believe that EDI is central to our core values and builds on our strengths for our institution. A commitment to EDI supports our goals of Excellence; helps us live up to being Progressive and open minded; demonstrates our passion for Social Justice and Equity; helps us champion Diversity and Inclusivity; and upholds Sustainability.  

If you would like a word document copy of the Draft EDI Strategy, email keishamc@yorku.ca

Get Engaged

All members of the York University community are invited to provide feedback on the Draft EDI Strategy. 
Provide Feedback by completing our survey after reviewing the Draft Strategy.

The survey closes on Friday, May 13, 2022

Feedback Sessions

A limited number of open feedback sessions will be held from late March to April 2022 for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students & Post-Docs, Staff (non-management), Faculty, Instructors and CPM (management) Staff. 

Dates:


Undergraduate Students

March 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
March 29, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Faculty (e.g., YUFA)

April 25, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
April 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Staff - Management (e.g., CPM)

April 19, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Students (Undergrad & Grad)

May 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Staff - non-academic, non-management (e.g., YUSA)

April 25, 10:30 am – 11:30 am


Instructors (e.g., part-time, sessional, CUPE)

April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Employees (all groups)

May 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

York University will conduct the feedback sessions and ensure the confidentiality of all participants, names will not be identified. Let us know you’re interested in participating in one of these feedback sessions and our team will reach out to you! 

Background

The Feedback period from late March – April 2022 consists of a multi-layered approach to community feedback:  

  • Feedback form available to the entire York community to provide feedback on the Draft EDI Strategy.  
  • Invitations to key stakeholder groups/organizations to submit feedback on the Draft EDI Strategy.  
  • Feedback Sessions with invited stakeholder individuals, groups and organizations.  
  • Feedback Sessions with community-members at large.  
  • Presentations and opportunity to complete the feedback form at Divisional Townhalls and Faculty Councils.   

Feedback received from the community during this period will be consolidated and presented to members of the Council for consideration to further inform the development of York’s EDI Strategy. The impact of community feedback will be shared as part of the launch of York’s first EDI Strategy. 

If you would like to learn more about the President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)